The Doula Element
Infant Feeding Support

Infant Feeding Support

As an IBCLC in Cheshire and Manchester providing support for all breastfeeding and bottle feeding challenges.

I can support your family with troubleshooting any infant feeding issues you encounter in the comfort of your own home.

Common challenges for breast and bottle fed babies range from but are not exclusive of:

*positioning and attachment,
*tongue tie (pre and post treatment),
*blocked ducts,
*reflux, wind, colic
*infant feeding plans
*supplementation with formula or expressed milk
*using bottles, finger feeding, cup feeding
*weaning onto solids

Lactation consultant manchester

Nikki Mather IBCLC – International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Private Breastfeeding Support in Cheshire and Greater Manchester including all methods of feeding. Remote sessions anywhere in the UK.

Private breastfeeding support and workshops are also available during your pregnancy for you to discover more about breastfeeding a newborn, or may begin with breastfeeding support once baby arrives.

Lactation support and holistic, evidence based infant feeding information whilst your find your feet in the early days is an important part in successfully establishing breastfeeding for you and your baby.

Lactation Support IBCLC in Cheshire

If you prefer to have one to one breastfeeding support in your own home, I offer a private, one to one breastfeeding support and bottle feeding drop in service. 

Breastfeeding Support packages for the early days after your newborn arrives, are available anytime of the day or night, 7 days a week for the first 6 weeks after birth to support your choice of infant feeding and refer you to any specialised breastfeeding support if needed and where appropriate. Please contact me for information.

Private breastfeeding support or bottle feeding support sessions can be tailored from 40 minute sessions to a few hours and can be adjusted to suit your needs. I have good links with relevant Healthcare Professionals to signpost you to specialist advice in the NHS and to a Frenulotomy Specialist in case of more complex issues such as tongue tie. Contact me to have a chat about what you would like to know about private breastfeeding support in Cheshire and other local areas around the North West.

Zoom Calls are also available if you are outside of my catchment area, or your family are isolating for any reason. Please send a Whatsapp message to arrange a convenient time.

  • Learn about the biological and practical aspects of breastfeeding
  • Discover how Positioning and Attachment works
  • Cover Breastfeeding Basics
  • Find out more about what to expect in the early days
  • Breast Milk: Expressing and Storage
  • Tips and tricks to overcome any issues in the early days and weeks
  • Postnatal session to troubleshoot any early days issues you may have
  • Full Infant Feeding Assessment including Tongue Tie, Reflux, Colic etc
  • Safe supplemental milk preparation, cleaning and disinfection of equipment